QTP: For those who may not be familiar, can you introduce yourself to our readers?
Level: My name is Rene Level Martinez and I’m a minister of the gospel, I wanna share a brief testimony on my life, as a kid i didn’t have a father figure in my life, my mom was on the streets addicted to drugs, she was an alcoholic. She was part of a religion known as santeria which is a very dark world, I remember being 5 years old and them sacrificing a goat and pouring the blood over my head, I started to see demons not long after that, I saw them my whole life and was controlled by them. I got into the streets as early as 9 and started breaking into houses and cars, I walked into a gang at the age of 13, One night we got into a high speed chase in a stolen car and we crashed into a man that died on impact, i was in a comma for 3 weeks with a 5% chance of survival, when I woke up I had broken bones all over my body and I was facing manslaughter charges, I was 14 at the time. When I recovered I didn’t learn my lesson, I got right back into the streets and started gang banging really hard, ended up homeless with my mom and had to rob to eat, one night I found my mom half dead overdosed on pills with her wrist slit, when she got better she ended up meeting Jesus Christ and left to a retreat for a weekend, in that one weekend my mom stopped all drugs and alcohol! instantly!! but for me it was to late all I ever knew was the streets, ended up in Juvenile Hall at the age of 16 for attempted murder, got sentenced to a juvenile facility. I became the leader of the Loc’ed Syndicate Gang at 17 years old in Miami Dade County, I was active for over two decades and had a road to Demascus experience one night, Jesus Christ spoke to me!!! Like when Saul became Paul! not long after that I met a man of God that gave me the true word and told me to get baptized in the NAME of JESUS CHRIST according to Acts 2:38, and let me tell you, a shift in my life happened that day! I never been the same, i got this fire in me! and now I go from hood to hood, project to prison preaching repentance and remission of sins in the might name of JESUS CHRIST!!!
QTP: After watching your documentary “The Warrior Level” I was truly encouraged. I commend you for taking such a bold stand for Christ and having the courage to start a new life. How did the documentary get started?
Level: When i was a kid we came up on a camera and I started recording stuff in the hood, a lot of gang footage, and underground fight footage from when I was bare-knuckle fighting for money. One day I gotta vision of turning my life story into a documentary…
QTP: Congratulations on being awarded two awards at the International Christian Film Festival for 2018. That must have been a very humbling and proud moment for you.
Level: Yes it was a blessing!, I was competing against some big names, I won most inspirational documentary and best documentary audience choice. All praise and glory to Jesus Christ
QTP: Where can folks see your documentary? Is it available on DVD?
I’m currently shopping it to a few networks, all info is on my website THEWARRIORLEVEL.COM
QTP: So when did you start making music?
Level: I had a lot of friends doing music since the 90s and always had it in me but I actually started recording music in 2008
QTP: How would you describe your music to someone who’s never heard it before?
Level: West coast style with a message of truth! my music is meant to spread the truth of God!
QTP: Who are your musical influences?
Level: I don’t listen to rap anymore, I’m more into praise and worship
QTP: Do you have any full projects out as yet? Where can folks find your music?
Level: I’m wrapping up my Album soon “WALKING TESTIMONY” I will have it on most available platforms
QTP: What are your plans for the next 5 years? What can your fans & supporters expect? Level: Working on a movie on my life and I will continue to build Disciples of all nations in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I’m radical for Jesus Christ! All I wanna do is kingdom build!
QTP: Is there anything else you would like to add or want people to know?
Level: God is One and He wants to use you in a mighty way!!!! if He did it for me, He can do it for you!!!
QTP: What are your social media handles and web address? What would be the best way for someone to get in touch with you for speaking events?
QTP: Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me. I pray that God will continue to bless you on your journey and that your testimony continues to touch the lives of all who hear it.